Christians connect at Faith Bible College

Christians Connecting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, at Faith Bible College, 210 S. Main St., Independence. The theme is “Three Great Modern-Day Outpourings.”

There will be three speakers, Lynn Ridenhour, a Southern Baptist minister, will be sharing on “The Best-Kept Secret,” an outpouring of the Spirit the majority of the Body of Christ is unfamiliar with. “Dr. Nick” Nichols, a Pentecostal pastor, specializes in the history of revivals, and walks in signs and miracles, and Tom Neel, with Christ for the Nations, is an excellent teacher, especially regarding leading others into the ”baptism in the Holy Spirit.”

An offering will be taken to cover expenses of sanctuary. For questions, call Ridenhour at 816-349-9062.


St. Ann's fall festival this weekend

Join St. Ann’s Church for its annual Fall Festival from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 10109 E. Lexington Ave., Independence.

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, food and lots of raffles for theme baskets, restaurant gift cards, shopping, groceries, theater and amusement passes, and much more. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Get ready to sing along (and dance) with Gino Bueno, highlighting music from the 1940’s to the 1970s.

For more information, call 816-252-1160.


Stone Church missionary series

Stone Church Community of Christ continues their Fall Missionary Series the next two Sundays. The service this Sunday will begin at 10:20 a.m., at Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence. Terry Snapp will be speaking on “God’s Generosity.”

The Series will conclude Oct. 1, at the Community of Christ Temple, with Kent Parker speaking on “Light: Be Receptive to God’s Will” at 10 a.m.

This Sunday, Sharon Hannah will be presiding; with Henry Volskay, DuWayne and Jessica Stone, LaDora Cripps and Diane Ray also participating in the service. Barbara Fears will be the musician for the day.

For more information, call the church at 816-254-2211 or visit


Live Well lessons at Timothy Lutheran

Timothy Lutheran Ministries is offering a program entitled “Live Well” that explores how diet, sleep and exercise, combined with faith practices, can positively impact one’s mental health, alleviating symptoms of general depression. The program will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the Fellowship Hall, North Campus, 425 R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. There is no registration or cost involved.

Then, beginning Monday, Oct, 2, eight weekly Live Well sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Fireplace Room, North Campus. Weekly topics include: Vitamins and dietary sugars; activities, exercise, bright light exposure, social support and enhanced sleep. There is no cost, but you must register by Friday with Nancy Nowiszewski, Care Minister, 816-228-5300 or


– The Examiner staff